I really don’t want to be writing this. Well no, that’s not true. I don’t want to have to write this, but sex education is lacking as it is and far too many people are being rather lackadaisical about the whole thing. Because I can’t in good conscience let condoms which can’t reliably condom be on the market […]
It’s makes all the difference whether something fails silently or something fails and explodes in your face.
For most programming code written out there, you want some indication that it failed (that is, it sets off a small explosion or it sets off a big explosion) so you can know something is wrong and can fix it. When something fails silently you don’t even know there’s a problem until something happens that you literally cannot fix. Like your backups silently failing until you need to recover something… to find the information has been lost. Forever.
In the case of this condom design, the consequences of it failing silently are literally of life and death important:
- You could get an STI and not know.
- You could get pregnant, or get someone pregnant.
You would then become one of those asshole people that don’t even bother to get tested for STIs because “it could never happen” to them.
When a regular condom fails you know it failed and you can take measures. In this case the only alternative will be to have the baby, or have an abortion.
These things are important and fact people are falling for the hype means sex education is simply not keeping up with the reality of the world.